At least 30 people were killed and dozens of others were injured in an airstrike at a military school in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Most of them are students.
Amin Al Hashemi, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health of the Government of National Accord (GNA) said, “On Saturday, 28 airmen were killed and dozens of others were injured in an airstrike on Tripoli’s military school.” He told that when the attack took place, the cadets had gathered at the parade ground before going to their respective rooms.
UPDATE: Death toll from an air strike that slammed into a military academy in Libya’s capital climbs to 30 pic.twitter.com/evSlQbVDdX— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) January 5, 2020
This military school is located in Tripoli, capital of Libya . The Health Minister has appealed people to go to the hospital and donate blood, so that the injured can be helped.
In the southern part of Tripoli, there has been a fierce struggle since last year in April when the powerful military commander Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on the GNA. Although the pro-Haftar forces have not claimed responsibility for the attack on the military school, but the GNA forces have held pro-Haftar forces responsible for the attack.
BREAKING: Airstrike by forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar hits military academy in Libya's capital Tripoli, killing at least 30 people – AJ pic.twitter.com/7qrVXcR4Pc— BNO News (@BNONews) January 5, 2020
There has been a state of chaos since the death of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 in Libya.